Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Art King, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Office Number: 646-312-4570
Since 2014, Art King has been serving as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Baruch College. Previously, he was Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at San Jose State University (SJSU), where he provided leadership and budgetary oversight for six departments and a staff of 130 employees. Art also held a short stint as administrator-in-charge (interim VP for Student Affairs) at SJSU. Prior to SJSU, he spent six years as Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Diversity and adjunct faculty in the College of Education at Towson University. Earlier, Art held progressively responsible management positions and adjunct faculty roles at George Mason University (GMU) and Georgia Southern University (GSU).
As chief student affairs administrator, Art reports to the Provost and serves on the President's Cabinet. He has administrative oversight for functional areas and programs that include Services for Students with Disabilities, Career Development Center, Counseling Center, Athletics & Recreation, Early Learning Center, Student Life, Health & Wellness, Residence Life, Greek Life, New Student Programs, and Veterans Affairs. In his role as Dean of Students, he directs activities associated with student conduct and academic integrity.
Art underwent specialized management training in leading transformation and change through the Management & Leadership in Education (MLE) program at Harvard University. He completed PhD coursework in Conflict Analysis & Resolution at GMU, earned his MEd and BS degrees from GSU, and received an AA diploma from the Barbados Community College.
With over two decades of experience in higher education, Art has memberships in NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and ACPA - College Student Educators International; currently, he serves a three-year term on the National Advisory Council of the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). His professional and social interests at the regional, national, and international levels include examining emerging trends in student affairs and exploring social justice issues that impact college access and success of first-generation college students and those from under-represented groups.